HHS – Family Violence Prevention and Services – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (2021) *Forecasted*

To Be Posted: May 6, 2021

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program seeks to award one cooperative agreement under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants program to support a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (Institute) to expand and enhance the capacity of both domestic violence and LGBTQ-specific organizations to more effectively identify and respond to the unique needs of LGBTQ intimate partner violence victims. The Institute grant recipient will inform the development of LGBTQ-specific domestic/intimate partner violence and dating violence prevention and intervention strategies, including screening and ongoing assessment that can be replicated in local victim services programs. The Institute will develop technical assistance, training, and resources, including emerging, promising, and best practices and guidelines, and information on evidence-informed, trauma-informed, and culturally-relevant programming to support LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence.

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 Grant information

Funding Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-EV-1966

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid.

Target Population: LGBTQ

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $600,000

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Award Floor: $400,000

Current Closing Date for Applications: by July 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), County governments, Private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Independent school districts, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Small businesses, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Special district governments, Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification), City or township governments

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing

Contact Information: Damien Frierson, (202) 205-8657 Damien.Frierson@acf.hhs.gov



Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Domestic Violence, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, LGBT, Migrants/Immigrants, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Native Americans, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Small Businesses, Victims of Crime

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